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G. F. Händel: Giulio Cesare in Egitto

Ann Murray, Susan Gritton, Christopher Robson, Bayerisches Staatsorchester, Ivor Bolton

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Giulio Cesare in Egitto, HWV 17  
1.1
Overture: Grave - Allegro
George Frideric Handel; Susan Gritton; Ann Murray; Patricia Bardon; Katarina Karneus; Christopher Robson; Axel Köhler; Marcello Lippi; Jan Zinkler; Bayerisches Staatsorchester; Ivor Bolton
2:40
1.2
Act I Scene 1: Viva il nostro Alcide (Chorus)
George Frideric Handel; Susan Gritton; Ann Murray; Patricia Bardon; Katarina Karneus; Christopher Robson; Axel Köhler; Marcello Lippi; Jan Zinkler; Bayerisches Staatsorchester; Ivor Bolton
1:29
1.3
Act I Scene 1: Aria: Presto omai (Cesare)
George Frideric Handel; Susan Gritton; Ann Murray; Patricia Bardon; Katarina Karneus; Christopher Robson; Axel Köhler; Marcello Lippi; Jan Zinkler; Bayerisches Staatsorchester; Ivor Bolton
1:53
1.4
Act I Scene 2: Curio, Cesare venne e vide (Cesare, Curio)
George Frideric Handel; Susan Gritton; Ann Murray; Patricia Bardon; Katarina Karneus; Christopher Robson; Axel Köhler; Marcello Lippi; Jan Zinkler; Bayerisches Staatsorchester; Ivor Bolton
2:21
1.5
Act I Scene 3: Aria: Empio, diro tu sei (Cesare)
George Frideric Handel; Susan Gritton; Ann Murray; Patricia Bardon; Katarina Karneus; Christopher Robson; Axel Köhler; Marcello Lippi; Jan Zinkler; Bayerisches Staatsorchester; Ivor Bolton
3:38
1.6
Act I Scene 4: Recitative: Madre! (Sesto, Cornelia)
George Frideric Handel; Susan Gritton; Ann Murray; Patricia Bardon; Katarina Karneus; Christopher Robson; Axel Köhler; Marcello Lippi; Jan Zinkler; Bayerisches Staatsorchester; Ivor Bolton
1:27
1.7
Act I Scene 4: Aria: Priva son d'ogni conforto (Cornelia)
George Frideric Handel; Susan Gritton; Ann Murray; Patricia Bardon; Katarina Karneus; Christopher Robson; Axel Köhler; Marcello Lippi; Jan Zinkler; Bayerisches Staatsorchester; Ivor Bolton
4:46
1.8
Act I Scene 4: Recitative: Vani sono i lamenti (Sesto)
George Frideric Handel; Susan Gritton; Ann Murray; Patricia Bardon; Katarina Karneus; Christopher Robson; Axel Köhler; Marcello Lippi; Jan Zinkler; Bayerisches Staatsorchester; Ivor Bolton
0:23
1.9
Act I Scene 4: Aria: Svegliatevi nel core (Sesto)
George Frideric Handel; Susan Gritton; Ann Murray; Patricia Bardon; Katarina Karneus; Christopher Robson; Axel Köhler; Marcello Lippi; Jan Zinkler; Bayerisches Staatsorchester; Ivor Bolton
4:06
1.10
Act I Scene 5: Recitative: Regina, infausti eventi! (Nireno, Cleopatra)
George Frideric Handel; Susan Gritton; Ann Murray; Patricia Bardon; Katarina Karneus; Christopher Robson; Axel Köhler; Marcello Lippi; Jan Zinkler; Bayerisches Staatsorchester; Ivor Bolton
1:51
1.11
Act I Scene 5: Aria: Non disperar, chi sa? (Cleopatra)
George Frideric Handel; Susan Gritton; Ann Murray; Patricia Bardon; Katarina Karneus; Christopher Robson; Axel Köhler; Marcello Lippi; Jan Zinkler; Bayerisches Staatsorchester; Ivor Bolton
3:51
1.12
Act I Scene 6: Recitative: Sire,Signor! (Achilla, Tolomeo)
George Frideric Handel; Susan Gritton; Ann Murray; Patricia Bardon; Katarina Karneus; Christopher Robson; Axel Köhler; Marcello Lippi; Jan Zinkler; Bayerisches Staatsorchester; Ivor Bolton
1:28
1.13
Act I Scene 6: Aria: L'empio, sleale, indegno (Tolomeo)
George Frideric Handel; Susan Gritton; Ann Murray; Patricia Bardon; Katarina Karneus; Christopher Robson; Axel Köhler; Marcello Lippi; Jan Zinkler; Bayerisches Staatsorchester; Ivor Bolton
3:39
1.14
Act I Scene 7: Accompagnato: Alma del gran Pompeo (Cesare)
George Frideric Handel; Susan Gritton; Ann Murray; Patricia Bardon; Katarina Karneus; Christopher Robson; Axel Köhler; Marcello Lippi; Jan Zinkler; Bayerisches Staatsorchester; Ivor Bolton
2:27
1.15
Act I Scene 7: Qui nobile donzella (Cesare)
George Frideric Handel; Susan Gritton; Ann Murray; Patricia Bardon; Katarina Karneus; Christopher Robson; Axel Köhler; Marcello Lippi; Jan Zinkler; Bayerisches Staatsorchester; Ivor Bolton
1:56
1.16
Act I Scene 8: Arioso: Nel tuo seno, amico sasso (Cornelia)
George Frideric Handel; Susan Gritton; Ann Murray; Patricia Bardon; Katarina Karneus; Christopher Robson; Axel Köhler; Marcello Lippi; Jan Zinkler; Bayerisches Staatsorchester; Ivor Bolton
2:32
1.17
Act I Scene 8: Recitative: Ma che! vile e negletta (Cornelia, Cleopatra, Nireno)
George Frideric Handel; Susan Gritton; Ann Murray; Patricia Bardon; Katarina Karneus; Christopher Robson; Axel Köhler; Marcello Lippi; Jan Zinkler; Bayerisches Staatsorchester; Ivor Bolton
1:53
1.18
Act I Scene 8: Aria: Tu la mia stella sei (Cleopatra)
George Frideric Handel; Susan Gritton; Ann Murray; Patricia Bardon; Katarina Karneus; Christopher Robson; Axel Köhler; Marcello Lippi; Jan Zinkler; Bayerisches Staatsorchester; Ivor Bolton
4:55
1.19
Act I Scene 9: Recitative: Cesare, alla tua destra (Tolomeo, Cesare)
George Frideric Handel; Susan Gritton; Ann Murray; Patricia Bardon; Katarina Karneus; Christopher Robson; Axel Köhler; Marcello Lippi; Jan Zinkler; Bayerisches Staatsorchester; Ivor Bolton
0:59
1.20
Act I Scene 9: Aria: Va tacito e nascosto (Cesare)
George Frideric Handel; Susan Gritton; Ann Murray; Patricia Bardon; Katarina Karneus; Christopher Robson; Axel Köhler; Marcello Lippi; Jan Zinkler; Bayerisches Staatsorchester; Ivor Bolton
6:11
1.21
Act I Scene 10: Recitative: Sire, con Sesto il figlio (Achille, Tolomeo, Cornelia)
George Frideric Handel; Susan Gritton; Ann Murray; Patricia Bardon; Katarina Karneus; Christopher Robson; Axel Köhler; Marcello Lippi; Jan Zinkler; Bayerisches Staatsorchester; Ivor Bolton
2:08
1.22
Act I Scene 11: Aria: Tu sei il cor di questo core (Achilla)
George Frideric Handel; Susan Gritton; Ann Murray; Patricia Bardon; Katarina Karneus; Christopher Robson; Axel Köhler; Marcello Lippi; Jan Zinkler; Bayerisches Staatsorchester; Ivor Bolton
4:44
1.23
Act I Scene 11: Recitative: Madre! (Sesto, Cornelia)
George Frideric Handel; Susan Gritton; Ann Murray; Patricia Bardon; Katarina Karneus; Christopher Robson; Axel Köhler; Marcello Lippi; Jan Zinkler; Bayerisches Staatsorchester; Ivor Bolton
0:35
1.24
Act I Scene 11: Duet: Son nata - o a lagrimar - sospirar (Cornelia, Sesto)
George Frideric Handel; Susan Gritton; Ann Murray; Patricia Bardon; Katarina Karneus; Christopher Robson; Axel Köhler; Marcello Lippi; Jan Zinkler; Bayerisches Staatsorchester; Ivor Bolton
7:29
2.1
Act II Scene 1: Recitative: Eseguisti, oh Niren, quanto t'imposi? (Cleopatra, Nireno)
George Frideric Handel; Susan Gritton; Ann Murray; Patricia Bardon; Katarina Karneus; Christopher Robson; Axel Köhler; Marcello Lippi; Jan Zinkler; Bayerisches Staatsorchester; Ivor Bolton
1:06
2.2
Act II: Sinfonia
George Frideric Handel; Susan Gritton; Ann Murray; Patricia Bardon; Katarina Karneus; Christopher Robson; Axel Köhler; Marcello Lippi; Jan Zinkler; Bayerisches Staatsorchester; Ivor Bolton
1:17
2.3
Act II Scene 2: Giulio, che miri?
George Frideric Handel; Susan Gritton; Ann Murray; Patricia Bardon; Katarina Karneus; Christopher Robson; Axel Köhler; Marcello Lippi; Jan Zinkler; Bayerisches Staatsorchester; Ivor Bolton
0:11
2.4
Act II Scene 2: Aria: V'adoro, pupille (Cleopatra)
George Frideric Handel; Susan Gritton; Ann Murray; Patricia Bardon; Katarina Karneus; Christopher Robson; Axel Köhler; Marcello Lippi; Jan Zinkler; Bayerisches Staatsorchester; Ivor Bolton
4:11
2.5
Act II scene 2: Recitative: Vola, mio cor, al doce incanto … (Cesare, Nireno)
George Frideric Handel; Susan Gritton; Ann Murray; Patricia Bardon; Katarina Karneus; Christopher Robson; Axel Köhler; Marcello Lippi; Jan Zinkler; Bayerisches Staatsorchester; Ivor Bolton
0:29
2.6
Act II Scene 2: Aria: Se in fiorito ameno prato (Cesare)
George Frideric Handel; Susan Gritton; Ann Murray; Patricia Bardon; Katarina Karneus; Christopher Robson; Axel Köhler; Marcello Lippi; Jan Zinkler; Bayerisches Staatsorchester; Ivor Bolton
7:20
2.7
Act II Scene 3: Arioso: Deh. Piangete, oh mesti lumi (Cornelia)
George Frideric Handel; Susan Gritton; Ann Murray; Patricia Bardon; Katarina Karneus; Christopher Robson; Axel Köhler; Marcello Lippi; Jan Zinkler; Bayerisches Staatsorchester; Ivor Bolton
2:03
2.8
Act II Scene 3: Recitative: Bella, non lagrimare! (Achilla, Cornelia)
George Frideric Handel; Susan Gritton; Ann Murray; Patricia Bardon; Katarina Karneus; Christopher Robson; Axel Köhler; Marcello Lippi; Jan Zinkler; Bayerisches Staatsorchester; Ivor Bolton
2:40
2.9
Act II Scene 4: Aria: Si, spietata, il tuo rigore (Tolomeo)
George Frideric Handel; Susan Gritton; Ann Murray; Patricia Bardon; Katarina Karneus; Christopher Robson; Axel Köhler; Marcello Lippi; Jan Zinkler; Bayerisches Staatsorchester; Ivor Bolton
3:16
2.10
Act II Scene 5: Recitative: Su, che si tarda? (Cornelia, Sesto)
George Frideric Handel; Susan Gritton; Ann Murray; Patricia Bardon; Katarina Karneus; Christopher Robson; Axel Köhler; Marcello Lippi; Jan Zinkler; Bayerisches Staatsorchester; Ivor Bolton
1:55
2.11
Act II Scene 6: Aria: Cessa omai di sospirare! (Cornelia)
George Frideric Handel; Susan Gritton; Ann Murray; Patricia Bardon; Katarina Karneus; Christopher Robson; Axel Köhler; Marcello Lippi; Jan Zinkler; Bayerisches Staatsorchester; Ivor Bolton
3:01
2.12
Act II Scene 6: Recitative: Figlio non e, che vendicar non cura (Sesto)
George Frideric Handel; Susan Gritton; Ann Murray; Patricia Bardon; Katarina Karneus; Christopher Robson; Axel Köhler; Marcello Lippi; Jan Zinkler; Bayerisches Staatsorchester; Ivor Bolton
0:19
2.13
Act II: L'angue offeso mai riposa (Sesto)
George Frideric Handel; Susan Gritton; Ann Murray; Patricia Bardon; Katarina Karneus; Christopher Robson; Axel Köhler; Marcello Lippi; Jan Zinkler; Bayerisches Staatsorchester; Ivor Bolton
4:57
2.14
Act II Scene 7: Esser qui deve in breve (Cesare)
George Frideric Handel; Susan Gritton; Ann Murray; Patricia Bardon; Katarina Karneus; Christopher Robson; Axel Köhler; Marcello Lippi; Jan Zinkler; Bayerisches Staatsorchester; Ivor Bolton
0:41
2.15
Act II Scene 7: Venera bella (Cleopatra)
George Frideric Handel; Susan Gritton; Ann Murray; Patricia Bardon; Katarina Karneus; Christopher Robson; Axel Köhler; Marcello Lippi; Jan Zinkler; Bayerisches Staatsorchester; Ivor Bolton
1:43
2.16
Act II Scene 7: Recitative: Che veggio, on numi? (Cesare, Cleopatra)
George Frideric Handel; Susan Gritton; Ann Murray; Patricia Bardon; Katarina Karneus; Christopher Robson; Axel Köhler; Marcello Lippi; Jan Zinkler; Bayerisches Staatsorchester; Ivor Bolton
2:36
2.17
Act II Scene 8: Aria: Al lampo dell'armi (Cesare)
George Frideric Handel; Susan Gritton; Ann Murray; Patricia Bardon; Katarina Karneus; Christopher Robson; Axel Köhler; Marcello Lippi; Jan Zinkler; Bayerisches Staatsorchester; Ivor Bolton
2:58
2.18
Act II Scene 8: Accompagnato: Che sento? (Cleopatra)
George Frideric Handel; Susan Gritton; Ann Murray; Patricia Bardon; Katarina Karneus; Christopher Robson; Axel Köhler; Marcello Lippi; Jan Zinkler; Bayerisches Staatsorchester; Ivor Bolton
1:06
2.19
Act II Scene 8: Aria: Se pietà di me non senti (Cleopatra)
George Frideric Handel; Susan Gritton; Ann Murray; Patricia Bardon; Katarina Karneus; Christopher Robson; Axel Köhler; Marcello Lippi; Jan Zinkler; Bayerisches Staatsorchester; Ivor Bolton
9:07
3.1
Act III: Sinfonia
George Frideric Handel; Susan Gritton; Ann Murray; Patricia Bardon; Katarina Karneus; Christopher Robson; Axel Köhler; Marcello Lippi; Jan Zinkler; Bayerisches Staatsorchester; Ivor Bolton
0:43
3.2
Act III Scene 1: Recitative: Vinta cadesti al balenar di questo (Tolomeo, Cleopatra)
George Frideric Handel; Susan Gritton; Ann Murray; Patricia Bardon; Katarina Karneus; Christopher Robson; Axel Köhler; Marcello Lippi; Jan Zinkler; Bayerisches Staatsorchester; Ivor Bolton
0:48
3.3
Act III Scene 2: Aria: Domero la tua fierezza (Tolomeo)
George Frideric Handel; Susan Gritton; Ann Murray; Patricia Bardon; Katarina Karneus; Christopher Robson; Axel Köhler; Marcello Lippi; Jan Zinkler; Bayerisches Staatsorchester; Ivor Bolton
1:39
3.4
Act III Scene 3: Recitative: E pur così in un giorno (Cleopatra)
George Frideric Handel; Susan Gritton; Ann Murray; Patricia Bardon; Katarina Karneus; Christopher Robson; Axel Köhler; Marcello Lippi; Jan Zinkler; Bayerisches Staatsorchester; Ivor Bolton
0:44
3.5
Act III Scene 3: Aria: Piangero la sorte mia (Cleopatra)
George Frideric Handel; Susan Gritton; Ann Murray; Patricia Bardon; Katarina Karneus; Christopher Robson; Axel Köhler; Marcello Lippi; Jan Zinkler; Bayerisches Staatsorchester; Ivor Bolton
5:50
3.6
Act III Scene 4: Recitativo accompagnato: Dall'ondoso periglio and Aria: Aure, deh, per pieta (Cesare)
George Frideric Handel; Susan Gritton; Ann Murray; Patricia Bardon; Katarina Karneus; Christopher Robson; Axel Köhler; Marcello Lippi; Jan Zinkler; Bayerisches Staatsorchester; Ivor Bolton
8:38
3.7
Act III Scene 4: Recitative: Cerco invan Tolomeo (Sesto, Achilla, Nireno)
George Frideric Handel; Susan Gritton; Ann Murray; Patricia Bardon; Katarina Karneus; Christopher Robson; Axel Köhler; Marcello Lippi; Jan Zinkler; Bayerisches Staatsorchester; Ivor Bolton
2:31
3.8
Act III Scene 5: Aria: Quel torrente, che cade dal monte (Cesare)
George Frideric Handel; Susan Gritton; Ann Murray; Patricia Bardon; Katarina Karneus; Christopher Robson; Axel Köhler; Marcello Lippi; Jan Zinkler; Bayerisches Staatsorchester; Ivor Bolton
4:09
3.9
Act III Scene 7: Accompagnato: Voi che mie fide ancelle un tempo foste (Cleopatra)
George Frideric Handel; Susan Gritton; Ann Murray; Patricia Bardon; Katarina Karneus; Christopher Robson; Axel Köhler; Marcello Lippi; Jan Zinkler; Bayerisches Staatsorchester; Ivor Bolton
2:00
3.10
Act III Scene 7: Recitative: Forzai l'ingresso a tua salvezza, oh cara! (Cesare, Cleopatra)
George Frideric Handel; Susan Gritton; Ann Murray; Patricia Bardon; Katarina Karneus; Christopher Robson; Axel Köhler; Marcello Lippi; Jan Zinkler; Bayerisches Staatsorchester; Ivor Bolton
0:47
3.11
Act III Scene 7: Aria: Da tempeste il legno infranto (Cleopatra)
George Frideric Handel; Susan Gritton; Ann Murray; Patricia Bardon; Katarina Karneus; Christopher Robson; Axel Köhler; Marcello Lippi; Jan Zinkler; Bayerisches Staatsorchester; Ivor Bolton
6:08
3.12
Act III Scene 8: Recitative: Cornelia, e tempo omai (Cornelia, Tolomeo)
George Frideric Handel; Susan Gritton; Ann Murray; Patricia Bardon; Katarina Karneus; Christopher Robson; Axel Köhler; Marcello Lippi; Jan Zinkler; Bayerisches Staatsorchester; Ivor Bolton
1:25
3.13
Act III Scene 9: Aria: Non ha più che temere (Cornelia)
George Frideric Handel; Susan Gritton; Ann Murray; Patricia Bardon; Katarina Karneus; Christopher Robson; Axel Köhler; Marcello Lippi; Jan Zinkler; Bayerisches Staatsorchester; Ivor Bolton
3:04
3.14
Act III Finale: Sinfonia
George Frideric Handel; Susan Gritton; Ann Murray; Patricia Bardon; Katarina Karneus; Christopher Robson; Axel Köhler; Marcello Lippi; Jan Zinkler; Bayerisches Staatsorchester; Ivor Bolton
2:33
3.15
Act III Scene 9: Qui Curio vincitor, qui tio l'Egitto (Nireno, Cesare, Sesto)
George Frideric Handel; Susan Gritton; Ann Murray; Patricia Bardon; Katarina Karneus; Christopher Robson; Axel Köhler; Marcello Lippi; Jan Zinkler; Bayerisches Staatsorchester; Ivor Bolton
1:48
3.16
Act III Finale: Duet: Più amabile belta (Cleopatra, Cesare)
George Frideric Handel; Susan Gritton; Ann Murray; Patricia Bardon; Katarina Karneus; Christopher Robson; Axel Köhler; Marcello Lippi; Jan Zinkler; Bayerisches Staatsorchester; Ivor Bolton
2:02
3.17
Act III Finale: Recitative: Goda pur or l'Egitto (Cesare)
George Frideric Handel; Susan Gritton; Ann Murray; Patricia Bardon; Katarina Karneus; Christopher Robson; Axel Köhler; Marcello Lippi; Jan Zinkler; Bayerisches Staatsorchester; Ivor Bolton
0:21
3.18
Act III Finale: Ritorni omai nel nostro core (Tutti)
George Frideric Handel; Susan Gritton; Ann Murray; Patricia Bardon; Katarina Karneus; Christopher Robson; Axel Köhler; Marcello Lippi; Jan Zinkler; Bayerisches Staatsorchester; Ivor Bolton
4:02
Total Playing Time    2:49:29
Giulio Cesare, Handel’s most elaborate opera, written in 1724, marked in 1994 the beginning, of a renaissance of performances of Handel’s music in Munich. The Bavarian State Opera’s manager Sir Peter Jonas caused a sensation with the spectacular première. Well over 100 sold-out performances were given between 1994 and 2006. Scenically, the comic-ironic direction by Richard Jones, with its multi coloured loud-and-trendy look, was quite a jolt for the Munich audience; and one which heralded the completely new aesthetics of the “Jonas era.” But on a musical level too, the Bavarian State Orchestra under Ivor Bolton’s direction, played in a style, with highly plastic and slender phrasing achieved through the use of non-vibrato, which was outrageously new. This new style was to remain a benchmark for more than a decade - the Bavarian State Opera and State Orchestra would find themselves in the centre of the international baroque opera scene, stealing the laurels from the British opera houses, which had until then been leaders in this field. Ann Murray, Chris Robson, Axel Köhler and many other protagonists were to remain faithful members of this production over all these years, and formed the backbone of the casts of many baroque operas which followed during this era. In 2002 FARAO classics recorded a row of five performances, using what then state-of-the-art technology, and now, 10 years later, these recordings have been processed to produce a vivid documentation of this highlight of opera. FARAO classics would like to dedicate this recording of the beginning, and what was also the highlight of an entire era. This to its initiator, the former Intendant of the Bavarian State Opera, Sir Peter Jonas.
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